Historic Communities of the 710 in Southern California Named a National Treasure

first_img Thursday, the National Trust for Historic Preservation named “Historic Communities of the 710” as its newest National Treasure.The National Trust is joining the Beyond the 710 coalition to call on Caltrans, Metro of Los Angeles, and other key decision makers to embrace their “progressive, forward-thinking model for transportation planning that is suitable for the 21st century needs of the Los Angeles metro area.”The Historic Communities of the 710 encompasses several historic neighborhoods and communities in the San Gabriel Valley, including Glendale, Sierra Madre, Pasadena, South Pasadena, La Cañada Flintridge, Alhambra, and the El Sereno neighborhood of Los Angeles.This 1920s Spanish Revival home of the Granados family in El Sereno was slated for demolition to make way for the 710 freeway. This house is located in a locally significant district indentified by the City of Los Angeles, but which the California Department of Transportation refused to consider. Photo courtesy PreservationNation BlogThe National Trust has decades of experience working for better transportation solutions in Southern California. As early as 1989, the Trust named South Pasadena, Pasadena and El Sereno to its annual list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places, shining a national media spotlight on the devastating threat a highway project posed to area historic communities. And in 1999, the Trust’s legal advocacy helped secure an injunction that stopped the proposal to build a surface route that would have demolished hundreds of historic homes and cultural sites.Now, the Trust continues this three-decade legacy, partnering with the coalition supporting Beyond the 710 to advocate for a series of economical, 21st century transportation solutions that consider the needs of the region as a whole. Rather than focusing solely on moving people in their cars, the alternative solution that the Trust and Beyond the 710 support instead encourages a range of mobility options that will provide people of all ages and backgrounds with more flexible, accessible transit choices. This approach is in alignment with the current policies of Metro, which has embraced more progressive regional transportation planning that includes an expanding regional network of light rail, one of the largest bus systems in the country, and a rapidly growing network of bike and pedestrian options.“Rather than returning to a highways-first, 1950s approach to transportation planning that inflicts harm on thriving, historic communities, the Trust and our partners are offering a forward-thinking, less costly alternative that helps sustain these special places and better reflects the current needs and wishes of area residents,” said Stephanie Meeks, president and CEO of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. “The cost of the proposed freeway tunnel—in dollars, air pollution, health care costs, quality of life factors, and damage to the historic fabric of multiple communities—is simply too high.”“The National Trust for Historic Preservation is proud to join the cities, institutions, and organizations supporting ‘Beyond the 710: Moving Forward’ as committed advocates for more effective and equitable regional transportation solutions suited to the 21st century needs of this dynamic, diverse, and growing metropolis,” said Meeks. “Today, we are announcing Historic Communities of the 710 as our newest National Treasure—our signature advocacy program focusing on critically important and threatened historic places across the country. The National Trust supports and advances policies that promote urban livability, and we firmly believe that a transportation plan focused on the needs of the entire region will yield a much better solution for the residents and business owners who live and work in some of the oldest, most historic communities in Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley.”Recently, the National Trust has been conducting seminal research into the factors that make 21st century American cities thriving, diverse and livable places. The findings clearly show that people want to live in places that feel like someplace. Across the country, new residents—especially younger people—are drawn to the unique character and experiences that can be found in older and historic urban neighborhoods. This historic fabric plays a critical social and economic role at the local level, creating jobs, strengthening neighborhoods, spurring revitalization, expanding prosperity, and improving quality of life for urban residents.National Treasures are a portfolio of nationally-significant historic places throughout the country where the National Trust makes a long-term commitment to finding a preservation solution. As the Presenting Partner of the National Treasures program, American Express has pledged $6.5 million to help promote and enable the preservation of these cultural and historic places.About the National Trust for Historic PreservationThe National Trust for Historic Preservation is a privately-funded nonprofit organization that works to save America’s historic places. Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? 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first_img× PREPARING FOR THANKSGIVING — The annual Bayonne Interfaith Thanksgiving Service will be held on November 19 at St Vincent de Paul Church, 979 Avenue C at 7 p.m.  Planning for this event are Fr. George Greiss, Shivaughn Lachish, Rev. Dorothy Patterson, Deacon Michael Missaggia, Bishop Gregory Cook Sr., Rev. Gary Grindeland and Fr. John Fencik. All are welcome to attend.last_img


Production at Greggs Newcastle factory halted by coronavirus

first_imgSource: GreggsGreggs has stopped production at its factory in Newcastle after a ‘small number’ of staff tested positive for Covid-19.The factory in Balliol Business Park in Longbenton, North Tyneside was forced to send its staff home last week when a ‘small number’ of its 300 workers tested positive for coronavirus.Although its pastry production has come to a halt, supplies have not been impacted, said the firm.The Newcastle factory produces a range of savoury bakes, including sausage rolls, steak bakes and bacon & cheese wraps.“Following a small number of colleagues having tested positive for Covid-19 at our Balliol manufacturing facility, we have taken the decision to temporarily stop production as a precautionary measure to keep our teams as safe as possible,” said a spokesperson for Greggs.Supplies are expected to reach 2,025 Greggs shops around the country, it added. It is looking to reopen as soon as possible in a safe manner.“We are now working closely with the local Health Protection Team to ensure that we minimise any possible impact to the wider community in Newcastle and the surrounding areas. We do not forsee any stock shortage in our shops at this time.”A small number of cases of Covid-19 were also recorded at Greggs distribution centre in Bramley, near Leeds, at the start of this month resulting in the temporary closure of the depot.Other bakery manufacturing plants have also suffered from Covid-19 outbreaks, including Pladis, Greencore and Mr Kipling.last_img read more


Christle unclear as to why Walsh resigned

first_imgThe association says the comments of Sport Ireland Chairman Kieran Mulvey and Cheif executive John Treacy were “unhelpful, highly questionable and disingenuous”.IABA Chairman Joe Christle says they still don’t know why Walsh resigned and as far as he was concerned the deal had been agreed and the Wexford man would remain on.Sport Ireland and the IABA will appear before the Joint Committee on Transport and Communications to discuss the recent controversy next Wednesday.last_img


Leicester’s Slimani Completes Fenerbahce Loan Move

first_imgLeicester City striker Islam Slimani has completed his season-long switch to Turkish side Fenerbahce, the Premier League club announced on Sunday.Algerian international Slimani joined the former Premier League champions from Portuguese side Sporting in 2016 and scored 13 goals in 46 appearances in all competitions. Slimani, 30, struggled to nail down a starting spot in the Leicester squad and was loaned to Newcastle United last season.Fenerbahce, who were runners-up to Galatasaray in the Turkish Super Lig last season, kicked off their campaign with a 2-1 win at home to Bursaspor on Saturday.Leicester, who were beaten 2-1 by Manchester United in their season opener on Friday, host Wolverhampton Wanderers next weekend.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more


University of Iowa researchers project hundreds more COVID-19 deaths

first_imgIOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — University of Iowa researchers privately warned that the coronavirus would continue spreading through the state even before Gov. Kim Reynolds relaxed social distancing policies, a move they said would exacerbate the problem.In a report to the Iowa Department of Public Health on April 27, the university experts said that Iowa had not reached a peak and reopening the state economy before then would “result in a rapid rise of cases.”In a paper dated May 4, they found that the virus was still likely growing. They said that Iowa’s school and business closures and other steps had strongly mitigated the spread of infection but nonetheless were not “sufficient to prevent uncontained spread.”last_img read more


FL lawmaker’s bill would remove religious exemptions make child vaccinations mandatory

first_imgA Broward County lawmaker has proposed a bill that would remove the option of religious exemptions from childhood vaccinations in Florida.Sen. Lauren Book, D-Plantation, introduced the bill (SB 64), which would also create a panel to review certain medical exemptions from immunizations.The bill has been referred to the Senate Committee on Health Policy, chaired by Sen. Gayle Harrell, R-Stuart.Floridians opposed to mandatory childhood immunizations are already rallying against the bill.A petition aimed at stopping Book’s bill headlined “Severe Threat on Human Rights” was created on Change.org and has 3,767 signatures as of Tuesday, The Ledger reports.A spokesperson for Book said she is “concerned about the public health, tourism, and fiscal impact of a measles outbreak like those we’ve seen originate in California or New York.”The move has created controversy for Book who has reportedly received severe criticism on social media.“On her official Facebook page, one critic posted a doctored photo showing Book, who is jewish, with a Hitler mustache and wearing a Nazi uniform,” according to The Ledger.Book is standing by her proposed bill citing that she has met with religious officials who said “No modern-day religion discourages vaccination.”last_img read more


Davis looks ahead after surprising Olympic loss

first_imgShani Davis of the U.S., left, and Koen Verweij of the Netherlands rest after competing in the men’s 1,000-meter speedskating race at the Adler Arena Skating Center during the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Sochi, Russia, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Shani Davis went from sure thing to nothing in 2½ laps.The two-time defending Olympic champion in the 1,000 meters got shut out of a medal on Wednesday, finishing eighth in a race he has dominated in recent years.Now, the 31-year-old from Chicago has three days to clear his mind and make adjustments before he skates in the 1,500 on Saturday at Adler Arena.Davis was one of the U.S. speedskating team’s best hopes for a gold medal. The Americans have yet to make the podium through the first five days of competition.“It’s unfortunate for us,” he said. “Now we move forward and try to figure out what we can possibly do to fix it.”Davis has never won the 1,500 at the Olympics, earning silver medals in 2006 and 2010. But it’s his other strong event, one of his “babies” as he calls the two sprint races.Davis planned to study video of the loss to “see what these guys were doing that I wasn’t doing.”“I just got to try to piece it together and figure it out for myself so I can possibly fix it for the 1,500,” he said.In the 1,000, Davis had a slower opening than gold medalist Stefan Groothuis of the Netherlands, and then lost 0.35 in the first full lap. He slowed in the final lap and finished in 1 minute, 9.12 seconds. Racing against Davis, Dutchman Koen Verweij overtook the American at the finish line in the next-to-last pairing.“Watching it was agonizing,” said Canadian Gilmore Junio, who gave up his spot in the race to teammate Denny Morrison, who took the silver.Groothuis won in 1:08.39, more than seven-tenths of a second ahead of Davis. Michel Mulder of the Netherlands earned the bronze to go with his gold from the 500.“I think a lot of people were shocked with how fast the times were,” Brian Hansen said.He and the other Americans fared worse than Davis.Hansen of Glenview, Ill., finished ninth, Joey Mantia of Ocala, Fla., was 15th and Jonathan Garcia of Houston was 28th.“We have a lot of depth in this race,” said Hansen, who became nauseous after his race. “We didn’t show it out there, but we do.”Besides Davis, Hansen and Mantia, Jonathan Kuck of Champaign, Ill., will skate in the 1,500.“I can’t let it get me down because I have other races to skate,” Davis said, “but I’m pretty sad about it.”last_img read more


Lacey Names 2014 Historian of the Year

first_imgFacebook7Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by The City of LaceyLacey Museum volunteer Richard Jones has been named as the city’s 2014 Historian of the Year by Mayor Andy Ryder and the Lacey City Council. Lacey’s Historical Commission unanimously approved the nomination in recognition of Jones’ breadth of knowledge about the early days of Lacey’s incorporation and volunteer work at the museum.Jones served on the first Lacey City Council in 1966, giving a presentation to Council late last year describing the early days of incorporation and the first Council meetings. He has been a regular volunteer at the museum for the past year and his knowledge of Lacey’s early history has aided in cataloguing and organizing its collection.The award was made during the city’s observance of Lacey History Month, which encourages citizens in discovering and celebrating Lacey’s 162 years of history during the month of June and throughout the year.For more information on the Historian of the Year program or the Lacey Historical Commission, please call the Lacey Parks and Recreation department at (360) 491-0857, or the Lacey Museum at (360) 438-0209.last_img read more


Mallard’s Team of the Week — Nelson Neptunes

first_imgReady, set, go . . ..The Nelson Neptunes has a contingent of eight attending this weekend’s 2011 B.C. Summer Swim Association Championships in Richmond.The squad qualified for the provincial meet following some stellar performances at the Kootenay Regional held recently in Castlegar.Staff and management at Mallard’s Source for Sports would like to wish the Neptune swimmers good luck with Team of the Week honours.The squad includes, back row, L-R, Melissa Afford, Kiandra McLaren and head coach Michelle Lorusso. Front, Kourtney Brager, Jakob Brager,Sam Matthew and Matt Holitzki.Missing from photo Rebecca Afford.last_img read more